Posts Tagged ‘all kills aside’

All Kills Aside loses bassist and drummer

June 22, 2009

AKAWord came down today from local metal group All Kills Aside, which released a lengthy statement today outlining its apparent departure from the music scene. It’s a bit of a surprise, but the reasons the band gives are sound. Details after the break.


The Show Report, 5/20: A what flex?

May 20, 2009

MAY20TH336x420ADMATBALLROOMNot a Soloflex, a Bobaflex, or rather the Bobaflex, though the band’s show at The Outland Ballroom tonight should still be good for a helluva workout. The metal act–which, believe it or not, has been together more than 10 years–comes to town tonight with Adakain and a bevy of good local openers: All Kills Aside, Six Shots Till Dawn and Troy. The whole Ozarks Live Productions shebang starts tonight at 8 p.m., but if you’re feeling particularly adventurous we suggest ponying up an extra three bucks to get in the High Life Live Martini Lounge door, as well. Then you can barhop between the upstairs bedlam and the smooth downstairs grooves of Urban Legend, the High Life’s weekly gathering of live musicians who improv hip hop tracks with the help of DJ Platinum. Now you can dance or trash your Hump Day doldrums away. Is there a better workout than that?

Bring on the subs!

May 7, 2009
We mean substitute musicians. But this IS making us hungry.

We mean substitute musicians, though bands may need these by the end of Saturday night, too.

The Battle for Korn show at Remmingtons Downtown, pitting seven local hard-rock acts against one another to open for the pseudo-metal icons, is two days away, and the anticipation ratchets up another notch with each passing day. Apparently, so does the intrigue. First comes word that All Kills Aside will bring back its original bassist, Clancy Leakey, who left the group for personal reasons in January. Next comes the news that Brand Of Freak‘s drummer was seriously injured in an accident (not life-threatening) and will be replaced for that band’s set by local drumming do-it-all John Anderson. These bands aren’t playing around, people. When the prize is raising the curtain on the biggest rock show Springfield has seen in years, we honestly wouldn’t expect anything less. Our only question is, what will the next 48 hours hold?

Your battle for Korn contestants are…

April 13, 2009
Contestants, please note: You do NOT get to borrow the mic stand.

Contestants, please note: You do NOT get to borrow the mic stand.


This weekend has been a whirlwind of activity, with Korn confirmed at The Shrine Mosque for May 29 and a battle of the bands settled upon as the means to decide the local opener for the show. We’ve received the final word on the acts that will compete for the big prize, and we have the full list after the break.


All Kills Aside loses its bassist to severed fingers

January 30, 2009
All Kills Aside, Outland Ballroom

All Kills Aside bassist Clancy Leakey (right)

We got a bizarre and slightly frightening message from the guys in All Kills Aside earlier today, explaining the departure of bass player Clancy Leakey. We’re hoping at least some part of it is fabricated–we’re checking into it as we speak–but we’ll let you get the full update after the break.


Ozarks Live Productions keeps the rock coming

January 6, 2009

jan6th11x17finalballroom300dpiWhen it comes to bringing traveling rock acts to Springfield, local concert promoters are positively relentless. The latest round of concert announcements is upon us, and Ozarks Live Productions has looked into its crystal ball to bring us a series of exciting up-and-coming bands. Catch a star on the rise? You just might. Check the sked after the break.


See a show, get free stuff: All Kills Aside demos tonight for NADA

December 16, 2008

No offense to Pop Evil or Framing Hanley, both of which are perfectly acceptable hard rock acts and should put on a good show tonight at the Outland Ballroom, but we’re giving some props to All Kills Aside for carving its own niche in this shindig. The local act on the bill will have copies of its demo available to hand out for free to fans in attendance. Get ’em while supplies last! Remember, doors open tonight at 8 p.m. (cost: $10) so show up early and get your hands on some free tunes–something we’re pretty sure you won’t get from the other acts on the bill. Just sayin’.

Pop Evil and Framing Hanley at the Outland Ballroom tomorrow night

December 15, 2008

kzrq_deck_the_hall_ballIt’s not Christmas in Springfield Music without a host of hard-rock shows to jingle your bells to, and the latest installment is coming up: Z106.7′s annual Deck the Hall Ball comes to the Outland Ballroom with Pop Evil, Framing Hanley and All Kills Aside. If you’re not familiar with the two bands, let’s quickly recap: Pop Evil’s latest album, Lipstick On the Mirror, includes the radio hits “Hero,” “100 In a 55” and “Somebody Like You,” and Framing Hanley is currently getting radio spins for its cover of Lil’ Wayne’s below-average-for-him “Lollipop.” Converting the song into a rock tune actually does it some good. Oh, and All Kills Aside? Count on our local boys to bring a little intensity to the proceedings with some good old-fashioned holiday screaming.

The craziest part: This all-ages show is only $10. Now that’s how you spread holiday cheer.

First Ever “FourFourFest” Saturday, November 15. 45 Bands at 9 Venues!

November 3, 2008


We’re throwin’ a party and everyone’s invited! 45 bands at 9 venues…only $10!